Okay so I’m pretty sure ya’ll heard about this hot piece of news, so I am going to keep up with the hype-bus and continue flailing about all the new info on the upcoming movie based on Harry Potterverse spinoff short: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
I mean, if you don’t believe me, here’s a sort-of social media press release straight from JK Rowling:
And there you have it! Cue the excitement, cue the arm flailing! Especially because we’re taking several steps away from Harry Potter and looking into other parts of the Potterverse, which is arguably one of the smartest moves in continuing with the franchise. I mean, Potterfans have fallen in love with not just the characters, but the universe itself and I think giving fans a tantalizing glimpse into the rest of her magical world is genius.
Especially since we seem to be pulling a roaring 20s here and will be following Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them author, Newt Scamander, who is based in New York City. Oh man this is beyond cool — seriously. There’s a lot of wild assumptions and predictions we can make with a setting like this and with the timing but, well, we’ll leave it all to JK and of course, our wild imaginations to tide us over.
=) As a big Potter fan myself I can do little to articulate my excitement besides arm flail and well, remind readers that with a New York setting there might be an American casting–we’ll just have to wait and see!
It’s good to know that there’s more to see from JK Rowling and well, I’ll hold off on getting out the good old Gryffindor scarf until we have more details!